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Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms

Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms
$23.95

An enthralling collection of short fiction and nonfiction that draw upon McLoughlin's three-decade career in the criminal justice system.

"A wistful Irish sensibility and memories from a 30-year career as a peace officer in the New York City criminal justice system haunt this solid collection...With spare prose, McLoughlin creates memorable vignettes of urban life. Fans of Kent Anderson's Liquor, Guns & Ammo will want to check this out."
--Publishers Weekly

"Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms couldn't be more New York. Tim McLoughlin drops a ton of big-city knowledge and wisdom, rich in lived-in detail, with humor that's hard as the sidewalk."
--John Strausbaugh, author of City of Sedition

In Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Tim McLoughlin draws upon his three-decade career in the criminal justice system with his characteristic wit and his fascination with misfits and malfeasance. A lifetime immersed in New York City feeds short stories that evoke a landscape of characters rife with personal arrogance and misjudgment; and nonfiction essays about toeing the line when the line keeps disappearing.

An opioid-addicted catsitter electronically eavesdrops on his neighbors only to hear devastating truths. A degenerate gambler stakes his life on a long shot because he sees three lucky numbers on the license plate of a passing car.

In the nonfiction essays, we learn that the system plays a role in supporting vice, as long as it gets a cut. Altar boys compete to work weddings and funerals for tips in the shadow of predatory priests. Cops become robbers, and a mob boss just might be a civil rights icon. McLoughlin shines a light on worlds that few have access to.

A recurring theme in his urban, often New York-centric work is chronic displacement, people standing still in a city that is always changing. These are McLoughlin's ghosts, these casualties of progress, and he holds them dear and celebrates them.

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9781617759840
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Hardcover
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Publication Date: 
March 1, 2022
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Paperback Fiction

Every Summer After
By: Fortune, Carley
Book Lovers
By: Henry, Emily
Mayflies
By: O'Hagan, Andrew
Teenager
By: Smith, Bud
Morningside Heights
By: Henkin, Joshua
Malibu Rising
By: Jenkins Reid, Taylor
Maidens
By: Michaelides, Alex
Echo Wife
By: Gailey, Sarah
Madness of Crowds
By: Penny, Louise

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Long Train Runnin
By: Johnston, Tom
Cook You Want to Be
By: Baraghani, Andy
There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness
By: Rovelli, Carlo
Zabars
By: Zabar, Lori
My America
By: Stein, Joshua David
Metaphysical Animals
By: Wiseman, Rachael
River of the Gods
By: Millard, Candice
In the Early Times
By: Friend, Tad
His Name Is George Floyd
By: Olorunnipa, Toluse

Hardcover Fiction

Perfect Golden Circle
Author: Myers, Benjamin
Sleepwalk
Author: Chaon, Dan
You Have a Friend in 10A
Author: Shipstead, Maggie
Neruda on the Park
Author: Natera, Cleyvis
Long Corner
Author: Maksik, Alexander
Two Nights in Lisbon
Author: Pavone, Chris
With a Mind to Kill
Author: Horowitz, Anthony
Either/Or
Author: Batuman, Elif
You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty
Author: Emezi, Akwaeke